Wednesday, March 8, marked the 2017 debut of HB Polo Team in the Dominican Republic, as Ludovic Pailloncy’s foursome joined the Polo Challenge RD for the Gold Cup. Nacho Novillo Astrada, Lalo James and Gonzalo von Wernich complete the quartet that has begun the tournament beating Casa de Campo. The game was tied 2-all after the first chukka. It was quite an even match, and both teams were just a goal away from each other on most chukkas. In the fifth period, HB finally took the lead and widened the goal difference to two in the last, to win 11 goals to 9.
Polo Challenge continues today, Friday, March 10th at 4:30pm with Cinque Terre vs. Sebucán HPA at at Los Establos.
The Polo Challenge RD
The Polo Challenge represents Polo’s first high season in Central America and the Caribbean based in the Dominican Republic. The series of 4 tournaments of up to 22 goals is made during the months of January to April and is conformed by: Gold Cup, Silver Cup, Bronze Cup and Caribbean Open.
Casa de Campo, Los Establos / Cap Cana and Lechuza are the 3 chosen venues, with first level courts prepared to receive players of the size of the 10 handicap goals. The Polo Challenge is an event for the whole family that inaugurates its first season in January 2016.
* Photo by Matías Callejo